Interpersonality in Legal Genres by Maurizio GottiInterpersonality in Legal Genres by Maurizio Gotti

Interpersonality in Legal Genres

EditorMaurizio Gotti, Ruth Breeze, Carmen Sancho Guinda

Paperback | May 12, 2014

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Few concepts in Discourse Studies are so versatile and intricate and have been so frequently contested as interpersonality. This construct offers ample terrain for new research, since it can be viewed using a range of diverse theoretical frameworks, employing a variety of analytical tools and social perspectives.
Studies on the relationship between writer/reader and speaker/audience in the legal field are still scarce, dispersed, and limited to a narrow range of genres and a restricted notion of interpersonality, since they are most often confined to modality and the Gricean cooperative principles.
This volume is meant to help bridge this gap. Its chapters show the realisation and distribution of interpersonal features in specific legal genres. The aim is to achieve an expansion of the concept of interpersonality, which besides modality, Grice’s maxims and other traditionally interpersonal features, might comprise or relate to ideational and textual issues like narrative disclosure, typography, rhetorical variation, or Plain English, among others.
Ruth Breeze has researched and published widely in the area of Discourse Analysis applied to media language and specialised discourse, focusing particularly on the field of legal English. She is Head of the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Navarra, and a member of the GradUN Research Group in the Instituto Cultura y S...
Title:Interpersonality in Legal GenresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:May 12, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contens: Carmen Sancho Guinda/Maurizio Gotti/Ruth Breeze: Framing Interpersonality in Law Contexts – Davide Mazzi: «The words are plain and clear …» On Interpersonal Positioning in the Discourse of Judicial Interpretation – Tarja Salmi-Tolonen: Interpersonality and Fundamental Rights – María Ángeles Orts Llopis: Contractual Commitment or Obligation? The Linguistic Interactions in Charter Parties – Michele Sala: Interpersonal and Interactional Markers in Legal Research Articles – Christoph A. Hafner: Stance in a Professional Legal Genre: The Barrister’s Opinion – Vijay K. Bhatia: Interpersonal Constraints in Statutory Writing – Carmen Sancho Guinda: Engagement in NTSB Decisions on Aviation Case Appeals – Christopher Williams: Interpersonality in Legislative Drafting Guides and Manuals: the Case of the Scottish Government Publication Plain Language and Legislation – Ignacio Vázquez-Orta: Exploring the Interplay Between Discursive and Professional Practices in Domain Name Arbitration Awards – Ismael Arinas Pellón: Interpersonal Patent Relations: Persuasion Pointers to Novelty, Creativity, and Ownership in U.S. Patent Property Claiming – Ruth Breeze: The Discursive Construction of Professional Relationships through the Legal Letter of Advice – Maurizio Gotti: Interpersonality in Mediation Discourse – Patrizia Anesa: The Realization of Interpersonality Features in Jury Instructions – Isabel Corona: The Management of Conflict: Arbitration in Corporate E-releases.

Editorial Reviews

«This volume is highly recommendable to both researchers and scholars working in the field of legal discourse and the interpersonal component of legal genres.» (Luz Gil-Salom, Ibérica 29/2015) «The edited volume is a highly recommendable read for everyone with an interest in knowing the state of the art in pragmatic studies of legal communication from the point of view of genres and for everyone interested in methods relevant to Legal Linguistics.» (Jan Engberg, ESP Today, 3(2) 2015)